Grosses

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Returns to First Place with $2.6 Million on Wednesday; 'Turtles' Adds $2.4 MillionAugust 21, 2014 06:55 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Guardians of the Galaxy pushed across the $230 million threshold yesterday with a 46 percent Wednesday-to-Wednesday decline for $2.6 million. The eventual summer box office champion has earned $231.7 million through 20 days of release, or 12 percent more than Captain America: The Winter Soldier and 8 percent more than Transformers: Age of Extinction.

Paramount reports that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles added $2.41 million on Wednesday, down 53 percent from the same day last week. That gives the reboot a 13-day domestic haul of $126.5 million--19 percent ahead of where G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra stood at the same point five years ago.

Fox's Let's Be Cops earned $1.77 million on Wednesday, down 66 percent from its opening day one week ago. The comedy has tallied $32.6 million to date and trails the pace of 2008's Pineapple Express by 36 percent.

The Giver took in $1.12 million on Wednesday, pushing its 6-day haul up to $16.3 million. The young adult adaptation is running 20 percent ahead of the pace of The Host.

Rounding out the top five, The Expendables 3 posted $1.085 million yesterday, giving it a 6-day domestic cume of $19.9 million. Unfortunately, the three-quel trails the pace of its predecessor by 46 percent at the same point in the release cycle.

Daily Domestic Gross Sat, Jan. 10 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jan. 10 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Gran Torino$12,148,51326%2,8082724$4,326$32,818,8811Warner Bros.
2Bride Wars$8,367,2113%3,226--$2,594$16,458,0731Fox
3The Unborn (2009)$7,742,588-6%2,357--$3,285$16,015,8591Universal / Rogue
4Marley & Me$5,108,38359%3,478-27$1,469$120,672,5433Fox
5Bedtime Stories$4,147,60384%3,511-173$1,181$95,024,1923Disney
6The Curious Case of Benjamin Button$4,000,86538%2,947-41$1,358$91,770,8313Paramount
7Valkyrie$2,860,58134%2,83860$1,008$69,844,2873MGM / United Artists
8Yes Man$2,585,76527%2,955-479$875$87,886,5214Warner Bros.
9Seven Pounds$1,668,91930%2,456-302$680$65,876,2364Sony / Columbia
10The Tale of Despereaux$1,251,831102%2,297-794$545$46,773,0564Universal